Join us on 4 Nov to discuss the past, present and future of trans depathologization and resistance against anti-gender movements!
Dismantling misconceptions about gender, gender identity, and the human rights of trans people Over the last years, we have seen important advances in recognising and advancing the human rights of trans people across Europe and globally. Several countries have started to review their policies and legislation for legal gender recognition, i.e. establishing procedures that enable trans […]
Written by Mauro Cabral Grinspan, Executive Director of GATE Sex and gender are two quite different words. Their meanings are quite different. The line that exists between them is there to remind us of that difference and, in some cases, of the contradiction and even opposition between them. However, that the line is also needed […]
Written by Mauro Cabral Grinspan, Executive Director of GATE “What if someone says I am Napoleon?” This and other similar questions were publicly asked by Argentinian legislators back in 2012 when they were discussing the proposed Gender Recognition Law. It wasn’t a new concern: psycho-medical and legal experts in the country had been asking the […]
Written by Mauro Cabral Grinspan, Executive Director of GATE Something happened yesterday at the IDAHOT Forum 2021. More precisely, at the “High Level Ministerial Panel on LGBTI+ Rights Across Europe”. When asked about the process on the Gender Equality Act, the UK representative, Kemi Badenoch, responded: “we don’t believe in self-identification”. Coming from the UK […]
Every May 17, the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) is celebrated in commemoration of the World Health Organization (WHO) announcement in 1990 that homosexuality would no longer be listed as a mental disorder in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). In 2019, the same announcement was finally made for trans and gender diverse […]
After a year of lockdowns and restrictions that have particularly affected trans and gender diverse communities across the world, we want to use Trans Day of Visibility (TDoV) to focus on the resiliency of our communities, to highlight the achievements of our communities, and to shine a light for the way forward over the coming […]
A year ago, trans depathologization made a decisive step forward when the World Health Assembly confirmed what we always knew: being trans is not a pathology. We also knew that, decisive as it was, that step was far away from the end goal.
On World Mental Health Day, GATE joins the international call for universal access to mental healthcare and its coverage, to dismantle all human rights violations in psycho-medical institutions, and to ensure access to rehabilitation, truth and reparations to victims of such violations.
The right to truth is a key component of intersex people’s human rights. Read more about how you can support the intersex movement in our Right to Truth Briefing.